Najib's SRC case: Apex court sets March 31 deadline to decide on leave application

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has fixed March 31 as the deadline for a decision in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's application for leave in his bid to review his conviction and sentence in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Abdul Rahman Sebli, who headed a five-man panel, said they were not in a position to decide on the matter on Tuesday (Feb 28).

"We will decide on this application later. The decision will be no later than March 31," he said here on Tuesday.

The judge also said that parties will be notified on the decision date.

Other judges on the bench were Federal Court judges Justices Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Rhodzariah Bujang, Nordin Hassan and Court of Appeal judge Justice Abu Bakar Jais.

The panel had heard extensive submissions from parties over the span of six days.

The hearing was conducted on Feb 19, Feb 20-22 and Feb 27-28.

Najib is seeking leave to review the Federal Court's decision of Aug 23, 2022 which upholds the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision to convict and sentence him to 12 years in jail and a RM210mil fine in the RM42mil SRC International case.

On Sept 6, last year, he applied for leave to review the Federal Court’s decision, claiming a “miscarriage of justice” in his case.

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